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Customize My Computer

Double-clicking on My Computer allows you to do file management with drives, folders, and file icons. However, this just reminds some of us of one of the many reasons we did not by a Macintosh. To configure Explorer to appear from the My Computer icon, do the following:

  1. Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE).
  3. Select Find from the Edit menu, and search for My Computer. If you can't find it, open the key labeled {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}.
  4. Right-click on Shell, select New and then Key. Type Open and press Enter.
  5. Right-click on Open, select New and then Key. Type Command and press Enter.
  6. Click on Command, double-click on (default), type explorer.exe in the box, and press Enter.
  7. Close the Registry Editor.
  8. Click on the desktop, and press F5 to refresh the desktop so that this change will take effect.

Note: If you can't find it, and have renamed My Computer to something else, try searching for the new name.
Note: To make the contents of My Computer more accessible, you can create a folder inside of your Start Menu, and drag shortcuts for all of the desired items into the new folder.
Note: To customize the icons in My Computer, see Customize Drive Icons.